Former SAP executive readies to roll with Check Point in Africa

Checking out
Africa's security

Former SAP exec to lead Check Point Africa.

Friday, Aug 23rd

MTN says “no legal merit” to Turkcell’s Iran claims

MTN says “no legal merit” to Turkcell’s Iran claims.

Mobile operator MTN Group plans to oppose the latest court salvo against it in South Africa by Turkish mobile phone company Turkcell.

Turkcell has launched a lawsuit in South Africa against MTN Group seeking damages for losses it says it incurred in Iran.

Last year, Turkcell filed a $4.2 billion lawsuit in the US alleging that MTN Group used bribery to win an Iranian mobile license, which was first awarded to Turkcell.

Turkcell, though, dropped the lawsuit in May this year amid concerns that a US court does not have jurisdiction in a matter involving two foreign firms outside the US.

"In a continuation of this process, Turkcell today opened a lawsuit against MTN in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg seeking damages for losses incurred as a result of MTN's actions," the Turkish company said.

In a statement, MTN Group says it has no comment on the matter as it has not yet received court papers.

But MTN, with 203.8 million subscribers across Africa and the Mideast, says it plans to oppose the court action against it.

“The MTN Group has noted reports that Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell Iletisim AS (Turkcell) has re-filed its lawsuit against MTN in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg,” MTN says.

“Although we don’t have details of the case, MTN continues to believe that there is no legal merit to Turkcell's claim and will accordingly oppose it,” MTN adds.

ALSO ON ITWEB AFRICA

Nigeria's operators keeping mum on 5G Published on 12 August 2019

Uncertainty in the market, but industry regulator remains optimistic.

AI to change contact centre CX experience Published on 08 August 2019

For companies looking to enhance their contact centre environments, AI can be leveraged to deliver more improved CX at unprecedented levels.

Nigerian students demand MTN, MultiChoice leave the country Published on 13 August 2019

South African businesses operating in Nigeria, including MultiChoice and MTN, have been given seven days to leave the country.

Business support systems and 5G Published on 20 August 2019

BSS providers will play a key role in helping drive communication innovations in the future says Hassen Hamza, Pre-Sales & Business Development Director, MEA, at Nexign.